The smell of moist earth and lilacs hung in the air like wisps of the past and hints of the future. (Margaret Millar) Ahhhhhhh…the melodious scent of lilacs is practically enough to put me into a trance. I can’t really think of another more distinctly memorable essence with such direct links to my childhood.… Continue reading “Sweet Dreams, Lilac”
Category: Nature Photography
In My Mind I’m Going to Carolina
I just returned from a short trip to the Outer Banks, aka OBX...barrier islands off the coast of North Carolina. The sunrises and sunsets are incredible. Here's one of my sunrises this week: — Raina K Morton October 16 2014 *Lyrics by James Taylor - "Carolina In My Mind"
The Ocean Breathes Salty
…won't you carry it in? In your head, in your mouth, in your soul. Do you ever feel like that? It’s been my experience that people tend to belong in one of two camps; Mountains or Beach. However, I’ve met lovers of both. There are certainly many reasons to love both. It may directly… Continue reading The Ocean Breathes Salty
Rumi’s Words…by the Sea
[Each photo can be enlarged by clicking on it] Everything that is made beautiful and fair and lovely is made for the eye of one who sees. — Rumi Beauty surrounds us, but usually we need to be walking in a garden to know it. — Rumi The moment I first heard love I gave… Continue reading Rumi’s Words…by the Sea
In the Summertime When the Weather is Hot
I’m sitting here lakeside today, our last full day here at the “compound”. My husband and much of his immediate family are scattered around enjoying this beautiful summer day. In a couple of cases there are three generations present. Currently two nephews, a niece and her friend are out playing together in the paddle… Continue reading In the Summertime When the Weather is Hot
Long Hot Days, Cool Sea Haze
Jukebox plays… You know those movies and episodes of television shows set in little seaside enclaves, filled with beach rentals, sand sculptures, clam bakes and ice cream stands, right? Places like Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket, Myrtle Beach and Old Orchard. The idea is such an archetypal part of a classic American summer. I’m sure it’s not… Continue reading Long Hot Days, Cool Sea Haze
This Mama’s Life
All day long, she feeds & protects her "new" babies... The second "family" we've had in our little birdhouse this summer!
One Yard, Endless Possibilities Every Day…
Six snaps within minutes of each other yesterday!
Hummingbird Drinks from a Hosta Bloom
Caught a hummingbird grabbing some breakfast out in the garden this morning!
Summer Squalls over the Blue Ridge Mountains
Far off views of the rain from summer squalls pouring down onto the Blue Ridge Mtns, simultaneously mists rise up from the around the mtns in Shenandoah National Park forest, at sunset...
Land & Sea
Where Land & Sea...Farming & Fishing...meet Cumberland County, Nova Scotia
Sea Glass on the Beach
A piece of sea glass..just waiting for me to collect it! Pugwash, Nova Scotia
Cattails & Queen Ann’s Lace
Heather Beach in Nova Scotia...
Beautiful Nova Scotia
Upper Economy, Nova Scotia A lovely view from a gorgeous perch...just made travel plans! NS we'll see you in one month!!
A hummingbird drops by for some eats at my parent's house by a lake in Nova Scotia.
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It's campfire season...time to toast some marshmallows...this one's a little overdone!
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Gorgeous spot to relax! — Looking toward York, Maine from Cape Neddick
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Sunset at the pier. - Wachapreague, Eastern Shore, VA
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Had an early morning visitor today!
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Seagulls in Atlantic City I'm missing the ocean & my dad today...
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A hummingbird at the Phoenix Zoo! — Phoenix, AZ Dec 26/13
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Cactus close-up! ― Goldfield Ghost Town, Apache Junction, Arizona
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The Superstition Mountains, a range of mountains in Arizona, east of Phoenix
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"Dad of 3 Daughters?" I think I've taken 6,487 photos of them & this "house" by now. They must be close to fledging. I took this one this morning. The Mom's been doing most of the feedings today, then this one happened!! To me it looks like the Dad is looking staunchly right at me… Continue reading ~My Photo Share~ #11
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Hummingbird and Bee Balm by the old tricycle — Wallace, Nova Scotia
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Sunset at York, Maine
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Beautiful 'Pink Hawaiian Coral Peony' in the tree-dappled afternoon sun.
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Sea Gulls off Ocracoke Island, OBX, North Carolina, taken from the ferry, a second ferry in the background.
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Purple Salvia enjoying some sun.
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A Bee on the 'Bee Balm'!
Amazing Waterfowl Gathered in the Harbor… Stockholm, Sweden
"Swedish Waterfowl Group Hang" • 25 seconds of the swans, geese, ducks and other water birds swimming around their designated area
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The littlest & last of the 'Pink Hawaiian Coral Peonies'.
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Plum tree branch in bloom, out in our yard.
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Cattails overlooking the Atlantic, at Cape Neddick, York, Maine.
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The last lovely Iris bloom in our yard...see you next spring, beauties!